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of chuck hagel for defense secretary. you issued a statement saying he wanted to get an opportunity for your former colleague to have an airing, to speak to the public about some of what you would you to be a controversial position. shortly thereafter, within days, he issued another statement said you found him unacceptable. it highlighted the fact you remain friends. what changed so quickly that you rejected the nomination by the president to be defense secretary before he had a hearing? >> the nomination hearing, i had a conversation with him. when i first found out i called some. i was dumb cookery at the time. it had been quite a while since i have served with him. i have the list right here. i was there not a 2001 when he was one of two senators who voted against extending sanctions against iran, was there in 2007 when he voted against the measure that would have caused the iranian revolutionary guard corps to be a designated terrorist group. did the same thing of one in four centers to did not sign the letter of solidarity. -- senators who did not sign the letter is solidarity
topics and talk about the nomination of chuck hagel. when the nomination came out you said you wanted to give an opportunity for your former colleague to speak to the public about what you would view to be controversial positions he's taken in the past. but within days of that statement you issued another statement saying you found him unacceptable although you highlighted the fact you two remain friends. what changed so quickly for you as ranking member of the armed service committee that you rejected it before he had a nomination hearing? >> first of all, the nomination hearing i had a personal conversation with him. when i first found out about it i called him. i was in korea at the time anded the been quite a while since i served with him. i had to get my mind refreshed what he's done in the past i found obblettable. i have the list here and i'll go over it with you. because i was there in 2w0,000 one when he voted against extending sanctions against iran. i was there when he voted against the measure that would cause the iran guard to be a terrorist group. the same of one of four
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